Moan & Miss: 5 British Things

There’s no hiding the fact that us Brits like to have a good moan.  But sometimes you don’t always really realise how good you had it until it’s gone.  This is definitely the case since emigrating to America, I took things in the UK for granted and now I’d do anything to get them back!

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Guest Post: The UK 5 Tier Visa System: Everything You Need to Know

Today’s guest post is curtesy of Ryan Duffy who shares his knowledge on the UK’s 5 tier work visa system!  As a Brit that went through the USA visa process, it’s interesting to see how it is for people wanting to move to my home country from overseas (and for those outside the EU…although no one really knows how that’s panning out at the moment…)!

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My Top 10 Travel Highlights 2016

2016 took me to 8 countries (Mexico, Czech Republic, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Poland, America, England) and 4 American States (Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri)!  Today I share my top 10 favourite experiences and places that I visited!

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Expat Life: British Words I Just Can’t Shift!

When I emigrated to America, I managed to land myself a job in a school!  But there’s a slight problem…there are words we say in England that aren’t used in America which has resulted in several strange looks from students wondering what on earth I’m talking about!  I’m trying my hardest to say the ‘correct’ word but there’s some that are just stuck and I say the British word out of habit!

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Arcelormittal Orbit: Riding the Longest Tube Slide in the World

4 years ago London was home to the 2012 Olympics.  I watched the stadium being built…and then a big twisted red metal structure alongside it.  What on earth was it?  What was the point of something that was so big and odd looking?  But now I think it’s pure genius.  The ArcelorMittal Orbit was the brain child of Anish Kapoor.  He also created ‘Cloud Gate’ (aka the giant reflective Bean) in Millennium Park in Chicago, USA.  Originally the Orbit was just an observation tower, but 2016 saw the introduction of the world’s longest and tallest tube slide, a collaboration with scientist and artist, Carsten Holler.

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My Local British Bucket List

Before I emigrate, me and my Mum came up with a bucket list of all the things we wanted to do together before I left.  There was a mixture of things we’d done before, enjoy doing and just wanted to do again and some things that were completely new to us.  We worked out roughly a 1 hour radius from our home so we could do some things in an afternoon, an Essex bucket list with a small side of London!

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Photo Essay: Camden Street Art Locations

I first discovered Camden Town, London when I was 15 years old.  To me it was always the place to go for good music, the cool markets, shop fronts with giant objects (such as shoes) exploding from the walls and walking through crowds of punks and goths, to my ‘skater girl’ self, I was in my element!  I never really considered to wander away from the main high street, there was always plenty to hold my attention!  During my most recent trip, my aim was to go on the hunt for street art.  On a busy summer’s Sunday, the side streets were a welcomed respite from the crowds and in this post I share the 3 best street art locations that I stumbled upon!

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10 Reasons to Love the Great (but tacky) British Seaside

I find it amazing that no matter where you are within the UK, you are never more than 70 miles away from the sea.  Growing up in Essex it was always such a treat to spend a Saturday afternoon either in Clacton or Southend, me and my Sister used to beg to go!  Granted, they aren’t the nicest seaside towns in Britain, there are some really lovely ones around the country, but they still had all the things that make British seaside towns great, even though they may be a little tacky and outdated, I love them.

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